3 July 2020
We are pleased to announce we are now able to safely reopen our poultry processing factory in Llangefni from today (Friday July 3rd).
As a responsible company, we believe we took the right action by temporarily suspending operations for 14 days so we could be sure all our people were kept safe and we had an opportunity to supplement our existing control measures.
We have spent this time working closely with our partners including the Welsh Government, Public Health Wales, the Health and Safety Executive, Anglesey County Council, the Food Standards Agency, and Unite the Union and we thank them for their support at this challenging time.
As one of the largest employers on the Isle of Anglesey, we are more than aware of our responsibility in the community to ensure we act with care and keep everyone as safe as possible. Swiftly closing our factory was only the first step in doing this, and over the past two weeks we have left no stone unturned in our pursuit of ‘best in class’ Covid-19 measures.
While it is far too early to say how and why the virus spread, at this stage we are leaving no room for doubt by briefing our people, starting Friday, on the new measures and how every single person should take personal responsibility for their own behaviours.
We also realise there will be colleagues who have tested positive and may believe this provides them with some level of immunity. The reality is that we don’t know this to be true, so our teams will be making sure everyone knows we all have a shared responsibility to protect each of us and our wider community from any further outbreak.
Our plan is to bring the factory up to full production starting in phases from Friday. Limited production will commence only after we have fully briefed all colleagues on the full range of measures we have in place to manage the various risks associated with the transmission of Covid-19.